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NAFF Fantastic Film School

Fantastic Film School(a.k.a FFS) is a professional training program for the emerging fantastic film professionals at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films(NAFF). Fantastic Film School provides filmmaking know-how from renowned experts of the international film industry while focusing on the core process of filmmaking, reflecting the rapid change in current genre filmmaking trends. 2019, Chris LEE, former Columbia Pictures executive producer as renowned for White Frog(2012), Valkyrie(2009), Superman Returns (2006), S.W.A.T.(2003), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within(2001) appointed as a dean of FFS.
In 2008 for its first edition, expert action choreographers from Korea, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong offered know-how’s from their own respective backgrounds, while the second year presented an in-depth, ‘sci-fi story workshop’ by one of the best American sci-fi fiction writer Ted CHIANG.
In 2010, 'Swiss Design in Hollywood,' an exhibition and master class program organized by renowned film historian Patrick J. GYGER and featuring in-depth class on Hero Painting Process used in movies and game production by an acclaimed art director and conceptual artist Christian L. SCHEURER thrilled the participants with their wizardry and style. Moreover, ‘Asian Producers' Lab’ in 2011 focused on new media, trans media, micro-budget filmmaking and alternative distribution.
Entitled with Asian Filmmakers Lab since 2012, Fantastic Film School has provided filmmaking know-how from renowned experts of the international film industry; FFS focuses on the core process of filmmaking reflecting the rapid change in current genre filmmaking trends. Wayne WANG, best known for films exploring Asian American identity, such as Dim Sum(1985) and The Joy Luck Club(1993) as well as bigger budget works, including Maid in Manhattan(2002), visited FFS due to having a master class and a special screening of his genre title, Life is Cheap But Toilet Paper is Expensive.
For the 2017 FFS, Mick GARRIS ,a director of Nightmare Cinema(2018) an executive producer of Unbroken(2014) which is Angelina JOLIE’s first film as a director, and producer and director of Masters of Horror(2005-2007) had a master class based on his working experience with Steven KING.

NAFF Fantastic Film School

  • DateJune 28 (Fri) ~ July 4 (Thu)

Fantastic Film Festival Partners 2019

  • Create HK (Hong Kong)
  • Kaohsiung Film Archive (Taiwan)

Application

The 13th NAFF(Network of Asian Fantastic Films) Fantastic Film School, a training program for genre film professionals is now seeking the emerging filmmakers from all over the Asian territories.


In 2008 for its first edition, expert action choreographers from Korea, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong offered know-how’s from their own respective backgrounds, while the second year presented an in-depth, ‘sci-fi story workshop’ by one of the best American sci-fi fiction writer Ted Chiang. In 2010, ‘Swiss Design in Hollywood,’ an exhibition and master class program organized by renowned film historian Patrick J. Gyger and featuring in-depth class on Hero Painting Process used in movies and game production by an acclaimed art director and conceptual artist Christian L. Scheurer thrilled the participants with their wizardry and style. Moreover, ‘Asian Producers' Lab’ in 2011 focused on new media, transmedia, micro-budget filmmaking and alternative distribution.
Entitled with Asian Filmmakers Lab since 2012, Fantastic Film School has provided filmmaking know-how from renowned experts of the international film industry;
FFS focuses on the core process of filmmaking reflecting the rapid change in current genre filmmaking trends.

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NAFF Fantastic Film School Schedule

Submission Deadline

19 April

Video Interview

End of April 2019 (To be confirmed)

Announcement of Participants

22 May

NAFF Fantastic Film School

27 June - 4 July

For more details, please contact

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
B.I.G(BIFAN Industry Gathering) NAFF Fantastic Film School

  • Phone:+82-82-327-6313(x148)
  • E-mail:naff.ffs@bifan.kr